Webcom to Provide 120+ TV Channels in Addition to Current 80 Channels in Islamabad

According to information provided by Webcom, largest cable TV operator in Islamabad/Rawalpindi, within one or two days company will formally offer 120+ channels system with the permission from PEMRA in addition to currently running 80 channels. It is going to be pleasant news as far as the Cable network is concerned but how do subscribers feel is a complete different story.

These channels will run with a separate top-box for tuning and searching channels on TV’s AVI system. Subscribers will have to purchase this box from Webcom and an additional 150 rupees will be charged in addition to 400 rupees as cable fee.

Subscribers can get the channels of their choice with the facility of parental lock – so a lot more independence offered to the people who can afford and pay the monthly rental.

Webcom is the largest cable operator in Islamabad and Rawalpindi running its operations without any competition. People face lot of difficulties in dealing with them as they have no other option available in most of the Islamabad in terms of TV Cable network.

They charge 2,500 rupees as initial connection charges and 400 rupees per month as rent. This is totally untrue for a large community living in Islamabad on rented houses. But its totally opposite to Rawalpindi (a nearby adjacent city) where cable operators are charging “no initial connection charges” and offering a package as low as 500 rupees for six months. That is how the Capital city is the most expensive city in Pakistan.


  • Arsalan

    In which areas of Rawalpindi this service is? Can someone please give me contact information of Webcom?

    • Muhammad

      I dont know about webcom whereas the office of worldcall cable is in I-9 next to the office of weatherford.

      their website is http://www.worldcall.net.pk/ which is not updated for islamabad because it is in testing phase in islamabad.

    • Muhammad

      you’ll get more information abt it from

      http://www.wiredpakistan.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=7238

      santa cruz is my cousin you can ask any more query from him.

    • HRA-999

      I am living in F-11, Islamabad and using CABLE-WALA TV, PTCL Smart and SUN TV and the BEST IS SUN TV.

      Everyone knows CABLE-WALA and its problems… cable breaks and electricity issues…. n many more out 120 channels you can enjoy on 50 channels…

      Now I will share with you PTCL Smart “Fraud”… I am almost paying Rs.2,000 per month and the internet stops every 2 minutes and TV jams at the same time becasue PTCL Smart Fraud is internet dependent. NOW I WILL REMOVE PTCL Smart “Fraud”.

      SUN TV, Pakistan’s First and ONLY WIRELESS & DIGITAL TV.
      Available at Karachi, Lahore n Islamabad
      56km radius clear coverage
      No Down time
      No Audio problem
      NO Vedio Problem
      53 Quality Channel
      1st to 53rd channel quality is same
      new connection Rs.8,000 receiver, cable, antina with installation
      Used unit may be found in Rs.3000 to 4000.
      Rs. 370 monthly account recharge

      THE BEST CHOICE….. No Cable-Wala, No Wire-Wala
      for more information http://www.suntv.org or 111-222-333.
      TRY IT… Recommenation from Happy User

      • Fayyaz Ahmad

        I have been a user of the Sun TV. It is not as true as is being said. Out of the 50 channells that the sun TV has on its package, about 10 to 15 channells remain out for reasons best known to the company itself.

        The message I am reffering to seems to have been issued by the Sun TV itself. Lot of efforts are required to make the Sun TV more attractive for the viewers. They have to be honest with the viewers.

  • Muhammad

    Worldcall cable is already providing this service and i’m using it for a month now and the reception of the digital TV is very good and they are offering 65 channels on digital tv in which MOVIE MAGIC BOTH, MNET SERIES, MNET ACTION, MNET 1 & 2 and other movies channels with alot of other music chnnels are also included.

  • Muhammad

    the channels currently worldcall is offering are:

    9X
    9XM
    America Plus (Orbit Network)
    Animal Planet (Asia)
    AXN Pakistan
    B4U Music
    BBC Entertainment (DSTV)
    BBC Lifestyle (DSTV)
    BBC Prime
    BBC World News
    Bloomberg
    Boomerang
    Business Plus
    Channel V (Asia)
    Cinema City (Orbit)
    Cinemax (Asia)
    CNN
    Colors
    Discovery Channel (Orbit)
    Discovery Science (Orbit)
    Discovery Travel & Living (Orbit)
    Disney Channel
    Disney XD
    E Entertainment (DSTV)
    Euronews
    Extreme Sports
    Fashion Tv (Europe)
    Fox Crime (Asia)
    Fox FX (Asia)
    Fox History (Asia)
    Fox News (Asia)
    Geo News
    HBO Family (Asia)
    HBO Hits (Asia)
    History Channel (Orbit)
    Hum Tv
    MBC Action (MBC Network Arabia)
    Melody Hits (Arabic Music Channel)
    MGM (Orbit)
    Mnet Movies 1 (DSTV)
    Mnet Movies 2 (DSTV)
    Mnet East African (DSTV)
    Mnet Action (DSTV)
    Mnet Series (DSTV)
    MTV Arabia (Orbit)
    Music India
    National Geographic
    Pogo
    Show Movies Action (Orbit)
    Show Series (Orbit)
    Show Sports 4 (Orbit)
    Sky News (DSTV)
    Sony
    Star Cricket
    Star One
    Star Plus
    Star Utsav
    Star World (Indian)
    Super Comedy (Orbit)
    Super Sport 2 (Subject to change) (DSTV)
    Super Sport 3 (DSTV)
    TCM (Orbit)
    Trace Tv
    Wikkid Plus
    Xtra Movies (Orbit)
    Zone Club (Orbit)
    Zone Reality (DSTV)
    Zoom

    • nk

      is this Digital tv or their regular cable channels?

  • HRA-999

    Anyone tried SUN TV, Pakistan’s First and ONLY WIRELESS & DIGITAL TV.
    Available at Karachi, Lahore n Islamabad
    56km radius clear coverage
    No Down time
    No Audio problem
    NO Vedio Problem
    53 Quality Channel
    1st to 53rd channel quality is same
    new connection Rs.8,000 receiver, cable, antina with installation
    Rs. 370 monthly account recharge

    THE BEST CHOICE….. No Cable-Wala, No Wire-Wala
    for more information http://www.suntv.org or 111-222-333.

  • Sumair

    finally Digital Cable is here….m fed up of Analog Cable!!!

  • ehsan

    I am just waiting for DTH, because I live in desert..;-0

  • TxxT

    stop advertising for sun tv ..!! admin plz delete thier comments

    • ChuDhu

      My brother, Its not advertisement of SUN TV. Its reality from a HAPPY Customer.

      I am also sick of CABLE TV n CABLE-WALA problems.

      PTCL is Problematic Telecom, u can ask any1.

      n wat abt worldcall advertisement here. channel list n all this r not advertisement.

      I suggest u 2 open u mind n face the truth

  • Shaheer

    I’m not sure which area of Pindi is the author talking about when it comes to no installation fee and Rs. 500 for 6 months. I have yet to come across a locality where installation fees aren’t charged, and the cable subscription is less than Rs. 200 per month.

    I recall very clearly, that in Chaklala, the operator (atleast a year ago) charged Rs. 1000 (or was it 2000?) and 200 per month.

    Exaggeration won’t get this story anywhere.

    • Jehanzeb Khan

      Mr. Shaheer!
      you are right that Exaggeration won’t get this story anywhere. Please widen your research, go and visit Waris Khan, Bhabrha Bazaar area where competition is immense and a new cable operator is offering the package to attract the subscribers of comepetitor…

  • Dan*

    worse cable tv(not digital) iam using is worldcall !!

    taking bribes from Geosuper to block other channels when they are showing the same matches…

    and f****** only showing to indian channels star plus and sony :x

    charging 350 per month.

  • acer

    I dont know whether the author is dreaming or what when he wrote this.
    “Webcom is the largest cable operator in Islamabad and Rawalpindi running its operations without any competition.”
    For your info, Webcom is facing strong competition from Worldcall and infact worldcall is slowly taking over all sectors of Islamabad.. Worldcall has already launched it’s digital TV few months back.
    And Yeah I agree with the above person that Worldcall has the worst analogue cable service specially their channel list is pathetic, showing unpopular religious channels which only few people watch.

  • ALI

    Dear all,

    i would like to share some information with you, that worldcall did a joint venture with CDA, and now worldcall is monoplizing in islamabad, he wants that, only worldcall’s cable should be in islamabad. Webcom established in 2004, with all the cable operators of islamabad, but when worldcall started his cable tv network in october 2008, almost 12 cable operators of islamabad left the WEBCOM and joined the worldcall, only because worldcall gave them a huge amount for this, now they are still trying to break other cable operators who are still with webcom, so that they can monopolized in islamabad, in short webcom is fighting for the fundamental rights, webcom wants that option should be with the subscribers, not with the cable operators, you all can see that, if any body is not satisfy with his cable tv services, they cant change it, because they have no choise, in islamabad, choise is only with the cable operators, if they want, they get the cable signal from worldcall, either from webcom or either from any one else, and people have to see thoes services which a cable operator is providing even people dont want it, but only the WEBCOM who took a stand and went into the court for the fundamental rights ( that, if some one is not satisfy with current cable network, he should have a choise that he could be change it with another cable services. So all of you requested may kindly be encourage the people who are fighting for the rights of the subscribers.
    thanks & regards

  • Syed Ehtesham

    Assalom-o-alaikum
    Last post has showed a good way to promote competition but in some area this competition between cable operators makes life miserable.This happened in chaklala askari area.Pasban cable network was providing only 60 channels.askari committee opted to choose another operator offering 100 channels…askari disconnected from pasban and switched to new competitor…but pasban makes their life miserable….daily cut their cables and stole them…at last the new guy ran and whole colony went without cable for 7 days….and then pasban becomes hero…and left us no choice except to watch 60 channels…..
    so cable network competitition means only suffering for users….

  • javed

    HRA-999, Thanks for cable free advise

  • obh

    lol pretty funny posts but i must say we should pray for some DSTV, SKY, TATA etc sorta thingy … SICKEN’D of wire’d networks :/

  • obh

    & yeah the writers should research i mean well research before publishing these type of contents. Worldcall set top box cost 9,000/- & they do not provide any installment offer. You can confirm this by calling them.

  • sameer

    NO DISNEY CHANNEL NOW,WHY?
    I WANTED TO SEE CAMP ROCK :-( AND HANNAH MONTANA FOREVER :-O

  • Asad

    Dear friends can you please tell me the latest price of new SUN TV connection ? Also tell me the latest monthly fee of SUN TV. I am living in Fizaiya Colony Rawalpindi, does SUN TV work over here or not ?

    I shall be very grateful if someone would reply me on my cell # 0345-5346734 (Asad)

  • @santa cruz,friend pls update me latest as 2010/9 on worldcall digital tv in islamabad, im new in town living in sector f 11 markaz in one of the towers,currently got worldcall cable tv which sucks big time,pls help me out, it seems you have had lot of information on the issue.waiting anxious.

    • friends, pls update me latest as 2010/9 on worldcall digital tv in islamabad, im new in town living in sector f 11 markaz in one of the towers,currently got worldcall cable tv which sucks big time,pls help me out here, need some quality tv,english movies/music channels.worldcall got nothing but BAKWAS channels on cable tv.

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  • Umar

    Is there any regulatory Authority for cable operators in Chakala SchemeIII,they are asking 2500 for new installation that sounds like “Gunda Gardi”, I’m going to address this issue to the Press, I mean there has to be a accountability by(PEMRA), I guess they all are culprit.

    • Wasti

      you people are so 20th century, I have my business at Blue Area and have great 130+ Digital Channels and Internet on fiber (FTTH) from Nova, infect NOVA is the one competing with World Call not Webcom. More then 60% of Islamabad is watching NOVA cable.
      They are new in Data but I am using it for 6 months, no problem
      With their new i-Box one can browse Internet on TV and watch latest movies with VOD service for free. I think you should try them

      • Awias Hamza

        SIr please share number for Nova net as it seems there UAN line aint working animore

  • Sajjad

    Thanks Allaha, PEMRA has awoken now to ban Black Magic, Raids, Rape and suicides reenactments, Khawab e Khargosh say jag para hai aikhar. Y we as nation show delayed reaction where interests of mafias are involved. Electronic Media is a Mafia, was showing such programs in the name of awareness and general info as the whole nation was dieing down to get to know how rape is done , how Raid is made, what is black magic and how suicide is undertaken. Khuda kay liya qoom ko baywaqoof na bano , apnay channel ka business barhanay kay liay.